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IFAW volunteers filmed hounds pursuing a fox.
6th September 2011 Tania McCrea-Steele
The BBC has just reported that a volunteer IFAW hunt monitor filmed a fox being pursued by hounds on a railway track. Sadly Read more »
1st September 2011 Jason Bell
From where I sit in Cape Town as the Director of IFAW’s Southern Africa operations and as the Elephant Programme Read more »
Animals in Tripoli zoo are suffering for lack of water.
1st September 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
UPDATE: 9.6.11 Hi all - There is an update on the situation by way of press release here. From the release: "The Read more »
31st August 2011 Janice Hannah
If that sounds like someone you have been looking for, Pups is your man... and he’s wondering where you are and why Read more »
31st August 2011 Michael Booth
International Fund for Animal Welfare teams on the road to rescue animals stricken by Hurricane Irene. Four days after Read more »
30th August 2011
Our understanding of the social and emotional intelligence of animals is rapidly expanding. Prides of lions, herds of Read more »
25th August 2011 Fred O'Regan
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the GTI efforts, it’s that we shouldn’t wait until there are Read more »
Two cows: a calf and her mother.
22nd August 2011 Lisa Cant-Haylett
We are on our way to a farm in Swanieville. The dusty road meanders towards the entrance to the farm and Cora Bailey, Read more »
19th August 2011 Peter Pueschel
In 1989, when it was almost too late, conservationists were able to push an agreement to ban international ivory trade Read more »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24th November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare ( launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC
26th October 2015
Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada. The 90 minute feature film will make its world premiere at DOC NYC on Saturday, Novembe Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16th October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
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IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
Finding inspiration for animals through the sharing of experiences
7th November 2012 by Rebecca Brimley
While I was at the annual International Society for Anthrozoology conference in Cambridge, England, we screened a short film Read more »
6th November 2012 by Michael Booth
In this short video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue team including members from the Animal Rescue Read more »
Victories For Animals
6th November 2012 by adintino
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Dr. Elsayed Mohamed, IFAW Middle East Regional Director, accepted the award at a
5th November 2012 by Maha Oda
On 23 October, 2012, The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) gave the IFAW office in Dubai an award in recognition of our Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy on the day the Europe
5th November 2012 by kradziszewska
Russia has officially requested Third Party status at the ongoing WTO case against the EU ban on seal products. This Read more »
© IFAW/M.Booth
4th November 2012 by adintino
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Ocean County Health Read more »
IFAW staffer reads a panel at the Amboseli Park Airstrip.
2nd November 2012 by Elizabeth Wamba
Visitors to Amboseli National Park react differently, depending on the time of day or year that they tour - and with good Read more »
Delphine Waller, Miss France 2012, and Céline Sissler Bienvenu, Director of IFAW
2nd November 2012 by Delphine Wespiser
We set out this morning at 7 a.m. It’s important to leave early for Amboseli because the animals are generally out and Read more »
Miss France au Kenya : des menaces qui pèsent sur les éléphants d’Amboseli
31st October 2012 by Delphine Wespiser
We arrived in Nairobi last night and by 9 am this morning we had already set off for Amboseli National Park. We flew to the Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.


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